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Global arms sales not affected by COVID-19

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Despite the global economy contracting amid the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s top 100 arms producers increased sales slightly in 2020,...

SIPRI conference looks at conflict and warfare trends

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Last week over a thousand global participants convened virtually for the sixth annual Stockholm Security Conference with the theme "Battlefields of the Future: Trends...

Sweden charges Lundin Energy executives with complicity in Sudan war crimes

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Swedish prosecutors on Thursday brought charges against the chairman and former CEO of Lundin Energy for complicity in war crimes carried out by the...

Luxury jet makers battle over lucrative spy plane niche

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Last month, a ghostly grey business jet took off from central Sweden and headed across the Baltic on a routine spying mission. The converted Gulfstream,...

Swedish prosecutor says Russia’s GRU hacked Sweden’s sports body

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Swedish prosecutors said on Tuesday an investigation showed that Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency had carried out serious data secrecy breaches at Sweden’s sports...

Swedish Special Forces preparing to head to Mali

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Sweden is preparing to deploy about 150 special forces to support the French-led Operation Barkhane in Mali. The Special Forces are getting ready to participate...

Swedish troops going to Mali

Sweden’s government decided to send troops to Mali to join French-led Special Forces fighting militants linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State in the...

Some Stena Impero crew released

Iran released seven of 23 crew of British-flagged tanker Stena Impero seized earlier in July, Sweden’s foreign minister said. The Swedish-owned Stena Impero was...

Britain and Sweden agree to co-operate on fighter plans

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Britain and Sweden agreed on Friday to study air combat co-operation over the next decade and opened the door to other potential partners in...

Joint training strengthens peacekeeping in Mali

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Currently, a team of nine officers from Sweden and Finland is in Timbuktu, Mali. The team is called “Nordic Defence Cooperation Mobile Training Team”,...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...